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The Hughes 63W payload was successfully launched on board the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, (Hughes) an EchoStar company, announced today the successful launch of its Hughes 63W Ka-band payload on board the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite (Telstar 19V). With this new capacity of high-performance satellites (High-Throughput Satellite, or HTS) in South America, Hughes will offer HughesNet broadband services to businesses and residences, network services managed by companies, backhaul for mobile network operators and Wi-Fi solutions for community networks that will allow governments to bridge the digital divide. Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for Telesat, a leading satellite operator worldwide, the Telstar 19V was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida .

"With the launch of Hughes 63W, Hughes reaffirms its commitment to drive a connected future for people and companies in Brazil, Chile , Colombia , Ecuador and Peru," said Pradman Kaul , president and CEO of Hughes. "To enable this capacity of HTS, we are also opening new gateways in Brazil and Chile , which will complement our five JUPITER System gateways in the United States to meet the growing demand for connectivity in the Americas."

Hughes will deploy its state-of-the-art JUPITER ™ System technology for the ground system and equipment at the customer's facilities, in order to deliver broadband services to Hughes 63W. The JUPITER System supports a wide range of applications, including broadband Internet services for consumer companies and small and medium enterprises, Wi-Fi for community networks, mobile backhaul, managed and mobile network services, including for aeronautical services.

Hughes 63W provides significant capacity to five Latin American countries, reaching more than 90% of the people in Chile , Ecuador and Peru. In Brazil, where the HughesNet satellite Internet service is already available through the Hughes 65W capacity, the new payload will complement the existing service and offer connectivity to more than 90% of Brazilians. In Colombia , the new Hughes 63W capacity will improve the broadband connectivity provided through the company's JUPITER 2 satellite to reach more than 96% of Colombians.

It is anticipated that services through Hughes 63W will begin at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2018, after Telesat and SSL complete the orbital launch test and the operating test in orbit of Telstar 19V. Hughes has signed a 15-year agreement with Telesat for the Ka-band capability.

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About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world leader in satellite broadband technology and services for homes and offices. HughesNet®, its star satellite high-speed Internet service, is the largest satellite network in the world with more than 1.2 million residential and commercial customers throughout the Americas. For large companies and governments, the company's HughesON® managed network services provide comprehensive connectivity solutions that employ an optimized combination of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER ™ system is the most widely deployed high performance satellite platform (HTS) in the world and is integrated into more than 20 satellites by the main service providers, from which it provides a wide range of business broadband applications, mobiles and auxiliary transmission (backhaul). To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals to customers in more than 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent of market share, and its technology is driving broadband services for aircraft throughout the world. world.

Based out of Washington, DC , in Germantown, Maryland , United States, Hughes has sales and support offices around the world and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS ), a leading global provider. of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, visit and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation is a leading global provider of satellite communication solutions. Based in Englewood, Colorado , and doing business around the world, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business divisions. For more information, visit and follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

2018 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, is an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.



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